Is Development more important than Oxygen?
However in order to do this the central government needs to clear cut the area around the canal as it is overgrown with jackfruit, mango trees, banana trees and a wide variety of other vegetation. This will have a negative impact to both, the environment and to the locals who enjoy the shade and filtered air from this forest area.
This beautiful duet of the natural world has resided near the canal for over 100 years, and in the days when the canal was actively being utilised, provided a rest stop for boats seeking respite from the hot sun. So significant, this tree has become a sacred place of worship to the people in the area, where rites and prayers are performed. Unfortunately this great example of harmony has been tagged with red numbers - 230, and is in imminent danger of removal.